Launceston’s Trafalgar men
The roll call of Launceston men that served aboard ships during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
The roll of local men reads:
Chegwin, Richard. Pte RM, of St Thomas, age 23, aboard The Thunderer
Stacey, Richard Pte RM, of Lewannick, age 25, aboard The Thunderer
John, James Pte RM, of Launceston, age 26, aboard The Naiad
Nile, John Ord Seaman of Launceston age 26, aboard The Belleisle
Dunne Edward Landsman of Launceston, age 24, aboard The Tonnant
White, Richard Purser’s Steward of Launceston, age 44, aboard The Minotaur
Yeo, Peter Landsman of Launceston, age 22, aboard The Spartiate
Handy Thomas Landsman of Launceston, age 22, aboard The Spartiate.
The spelling of some of the names and places given may differ from spellings in use today, for instance – ‘Handy’ is possibly ‘HENDY’.